On June 10th & 11th 2005 Volunteers gathered at the far edge of Lake Gardner Beach to build a wood chip path and boardwalk system through a 300 foot long section of trail that has proven impassable due to knee deep mud.
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On Friday, crews worked to open up a 100 ft path and install a woodchip bed above the layer of mud that would serve to connect the two boardwalks to be built on Saturday.
Saturday morning volunteers began arriving before seven am. Crews worked on boardwalk projects all day long, finishing up just moments before sunset, sometime after 8 pm. At the end of the day, one could finally enjoy a mud free stroll from the beach to the abutting trails.
While nearly two hundred beach goers basked in the sun and enjoyed the waters of Lake Gardner Beach nearby, the volunteers of this project trudged though the mud tirelessly until project completion on one of the hottest, most humid days June could muster.
Beyond the volunteers that day, many people stopped by to peek in on the progress we were making. They were delighted at the prospect of being able to use an area, previously considered inaccessable. These trails are now a wonderful connection to the greater Riverwalk project.
And that's what the LGIA is all about plain and simple. Our mission is to promote recreational uses of the fantastic natural environment surrounding Lake Gardner. We hope you too will come, enjoy and care for this wonderful resource!